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Posted by Ari Ariel |
Made from the market: Strawberry-Rhubarb Cocktail

Spring is finally here! That means it’s time for the farmers market. Rhubarb is one of the first crops up, and I’m always looking for new ways to use it....

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: Notable restaurant newbies in the Iowa City area

Countless bars and restaurants have cropped up through the corridor area over the last year. Pick any of these standouts from the highlight reel, and you’re sure to be pleased....

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 must-try burgers in the Iowa City area

For a satisfying hand-held dinner, it’s hard to beat a classic burger—the quintessential American meal. A burger at any one of these restaurants is sure to fit the bill, whether...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 places to find a thirst-quenching pick-me-ups in the Iowa City area

Gone are the days of Ensure Nutritional Shakes and Carnation Instant Breakfast. Tasty green juice, fizzy kombucha and vitamin-packed elixirs are everywhere these days. At these healthy hot-spots, you can,...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 3 Eastern Iowa bakeries that have mastered the art of the simple loaf

So many breads! What are you going to do about all these breads? You wanna eat these breads? Artisan bakers lay claim to the simple loaf of bread. Breads from...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: You’ve gotta try these mouth-watering fries

Traditionally relegated to side-dish territory, these area restaurants provide evidence that simple fried potatoes are worthy of a closer look. And definitely a few more bites. Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 diners and restaurants to find pancakes supreme in the Iowa City area

Salt Fork Kitchen, Solon Let’s all raise a coffee mug to pancake-filled mornings. No office meetings or emails to respond to today: Welcome to your chill morning, drizzled with an...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 5 places with tacos worth trekking for

Antojitos Carmen, Columbus Junction When travelling through the corridor (and beyond), you can devour authentic Mexican cuisine at every stop. It may take you a few attempts to cross these...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 top spots to find a proper cup of tea in the Iowa City area

Leaf Kitchen, Iowa City The best spots for a cuppa! High Ground Cafe 301 E Market St, Iowa City, 925 E 2nd Ave, Coralville The Northside location of this cozy...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: Reward your sweet tooth with icy treats from these area establishments

Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City Scoop it. Blend it. Twist it. Shake it. No matter how they’re served, the icy treats from these area establishments are always sure to satisfy...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 6 flavorful Indian favorites in the Iowa City area

Haveli, Coralville An endless buffet of spicy and flavorful dishes; something to please any and all—what more could you want? Visit these local restaurants for an expansive lunch buffet or...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 places to find the finest cuts in the Iowa City area

Nelson’s Meat Market, Cedar Rapids Visit these beautifully stocked cases, filled with the finest cuts around. You can count on these area butchers when stocking your deep freeze, and with...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
How the Kirkwood Culinary Arts program is training a new generation of culinary entrepreneurs

Kirkwood Culinary Arts program The Kirkwood Culinary Arts program provides top-level training to students hungry to learn. Kirkwood Community College has the only hospitality arts program in the country that...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 Iowa-based distilleries that’ll have you savoring every sip

We've got spirit(s), yes we do! Iowa has it all. We have the corn, barley, wheat and rye; we have the cattle who love a good meal of post-fermented mash;...